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SAFETY / OSHA - 9/09/11

BLS releases preliminary CFOI results for 2010

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released, on August 25, the preliminary results for the 2010 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, with final 2010 CFOI data expected to be released in Spring 2012. Results indicate a 2010 preliminary total of 4,547 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States, which is approximately the same as the 2009 final count (4,551). The 2010 rate of fatal work injury for U.S. workers was 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, which is the same as the 2009 final rate. Over the last 3 years, increases in the published counts, based on information received after the release of preliminary data, have averaged 174 fatalities per year or about 3 percent of the revised totals. Economic factors continue to play a role in the fatal work injury counts. Total hours worked were up slightly in 2010, in contrast to the declines recorded in both 2008 and 2009, but some historically high-risk industries continued to experience declines or slow growth in total hours worked.

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